Accounting prepares students for careers as professional accountants in industry, public accounting, the public sector and taxation. Accountants are trained to measure and communicate financial information to decision-makers such as investors, business managers, creditors, regulators, government entities and others.

Accounting students at UTSA may also pursue a five-year (150 hour) professional accounting program to be better prepared to pass the CPA examination.

Complement your degree by adding a supporting business competency to your major. Increase your marketable skills through competencies in analytics, entrepreneurship, international business, leading change, modeling and risk management.

Marketable Skills

  • Written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical thinking and ability to interpret financial statements
  • Interpersonal relations and teamwork
  • Technological skills including Microsoft Excel
  • Command of generally accepted accounting principles


  • Auditing
  • Budget Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Comptroller/Controller
  • Forensic Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Tax Manager

AACSB Accounting Accredited




Department of AccountingUndergraduate StudiesDegree Requirements

Types of Coursework

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Organizations and Commercial Law
  • Business Process Management and Control
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting Practice
  • Cost Analysis
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Principles of Auditing

Jobs By Industry



Financial Services


Petroleum Energy


Health Biotech




Median Salary For Accounting Graduates: $53,539

A True Learning Community

  • Take advantage of all the opportunities UTSA provides and don’t let fear dictate your future.

    Brittany Obinyan
    Accounting Major

  • I never would have guessed how much UTSA has helped me with my personal growth. I’m excited for all that I have yet to learn and gain from my remaining year at UTSA.

    Melissa Chong
    Accounting and Finance Major